Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tourism 'important for protecting wild tigers'

Travellers who book flights to India and undertake a tiger safari during their stay could be helping to conserve the endangered animals, one wildlife expert has claimed.

A spokesperson for Born Free explained that the presence of tourists in tiger reserves can help deter poachers and also discourage destruction of the forest. She added that although tiger tourism is often badly regulated, the risks to tiger conservation "could - and should - be far outweighed by the potential benefits". Her comments come following reports earlier this month which suggested that tiger tourism is to be banned in India.

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